Gameweek 12 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) will be a ‘blank’ for both Arsenal and Manchester City, the Premier League confirmed this morning. The two sides were due to meet at the Emirates on October 19 but the Gunners’ outstanding UEFA Europa League tie against PSV Eindhoven, originally scheduled for this Thursday but postponed due to policing resources being needed elsewhere in London, will now take place in that midweek. A new date has not been announced for the postponed game in north London.

It won’t take place before we break for the World Cup in mid-November, however, with no free midweeks for either Arsenal or Manchester City over that period. It’ll likely be early 2023 before we see any rearrangements for this or the 13 other postponed games that remain without a date. From Gameweeks 19-23, there are only EFL Cup and FA Cup rounds in between the top-flight fixtures, so any Premier League club eliminated from those competitions could see one of their cancelled matches slot into place then.

Another possibility would be the abolishment of FA Cup replays (making room for a Double Gameweek 20 and/or 22) or the EFL Cup semi-finals being reduced to a one-legged affair (allowing for a Double Gameweek 21).


Fulham v Chelsea (originally in Gameweek 7)

Bournemouth v Brighton (originally in Gameweek 7)

Leicester v Aston Villa (originally in Gameweek 7)

Liverpool v Wolves (originally in Gameweek 7)

Southampton v Brentford (originally in Gameweek 7)

Man City v Spurs (originally in Gameweek 7)

Arsenal v Everton (originally in Gameweek 7)

West Ham v Newcastle (originally in Gameweek 7)

Crystal Palace v Man Utd (originally in Gameweek 7)

Leeds v Nottm Forest (originally in Gameweek 7)

Brighton v Crystal Palace (originally in Gameweek 8)

Man Utd v Leeds (originally in Gameweek 8)

Chelsea v Liverpool (originally in Gameweek 8)

Arsenal v Man City (originally in Gameweek 12)